The T-Mobile G2 has seen its fair share of ups and downs, teases, and leaks of Gingerbread, but it appears the time of release is nearly upon us. A user over at the T-Mobile support forums has dropped a leaked version of the official Gingerbread build for the G2 for all to download and install. The post puts strong emphasis on the fact that this is the exact same version that ended up on some refurbished handsets - so I assume that it's the real deal.

If you plan on pushing this update to your phone, there are a few caveats you should be aware of:

  • No 3-button reset
  • Long pressing the camera button makes the phone vibrate
  • One you update, you cannot root
  • Some users have reported backlight issues with the keyboard

If you're cool with those things, then head over to the T-Mobile Support Forum for download and full installation instructions.

Good luck!

[Thanks, Adam!]